Grey skin on tail, bumps, dried blood??

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Nicky
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Grey skin on tail, bumps, dried blood??

Post by Nicky » 07 Oct 2013, 19:06

Odd title I know!

Has anyone had this on their dog.... Dexter has a
weird skin condition at the top of his tail. Its grey looking
with lots of small bumps that are crusty with dried blood.
It seems to be spreading:/ They look like small ticks but
under the skin.

He has seen the vet for this before and they said it
was an infection and gave antibiotics and it got better.
Now its back again and off to the vets again!

I just wondered if anyone has had something similar
on their dog?
Thanks:)

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Re: Grey skin on tail, bumps, dried blood??

Post by Bid » 07 Oct 2013, 20:44

Is it a couple of inches from the base of the tail? If so it could be stud tail - Daisy has it - there is a gland there that sometimes gets infected. If you google it you will find loads about it. I just bathe the area with diluted hibbiscrub when it flares up and it goes away.
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Re: Grey skin on tail, bumps, dried blood??

Post by Nicky » 07 Oct 2013, 21:27

Yes, about that area.. I think I may have posted before as this
sounds familar but I cant remember! Thanks Bid will
try that where do you get the hibbiscrub?:)

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Re: Grey skin on tail, bumps, dried blood??

Post by Bid » 07 Oct 2013, 21:33

Nicky wrote:where do you get the hibbiscrub?:)
I got mine on Amazon :D
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Re: Grey skin on tail, bumps, dried blood??

Post by susieQ » 08 Oct 2013, 08:40

I posted about this recently! Rosie's doesn't bleed though. The hibiscrub doesn't seem to have helped it get better but it hasn't got any worse. Am now trying another suggestion of just soap, will give it a while longer and if no better will go to the vets .
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